The legendary blues and no wave singer, Tomas Doncker collaborated with the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, creating the hit album Big Apple Blues. It was a special release by True Groove Records, following the acclaimed song ‘Moanin at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project’.
Back in the early ‘80s, Doncker broke into music with the no wave scene in New York and joined such groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz, among others. Doncker began touring internationally and recorded songs in Japan with acclaimed jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi. In addition to that, Doncker produced song writing sessions with Yoko Ono, Boosty Collins, Grammy-nominated reggae group The Itals, and Grammy-winning producer, Prince Charles Alexander.
What Doncker calls Global Soul – a vision that encompasses rhythms and mood influences derived from various sources, including East and West Africa and the Caribbean – contribute to his successfully produced songs. His magical voice draws listeners in, while enthralling us with not only the haunting and delightfully relaxing blues’ tempo, but by his soothing voice as he sings the meaningful lyrics with deep fervor.
To add to Tomas Doncker’s accolades, he continued to work with iconic artists, like Bonnie Raitt, Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover, P-Funk’s former keyboardist Amp Fiddler, Ivan Neville, and the Grammy-nominated Shamekia Copeland.
To listen to Doncker’s music is no less than enchanting! The omnipresent dedication that is clearly evident during his performance is nearly a wayside to his captivating voice and momentous lyrics.
To experience the intensity of Doncker’s melodic tunes, visit www.TomasDoncker.net.